All the 31 Rohingyas, who have been stranded on the Zero Line between the international borders of India and Bangladesh in West Tripura district for the last 96 hours, hail from the Rakhine State of Myanmar, officials said today.
“Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — any sort of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are doing whatever is necessary to curb any potential security threat and will continue to do so,” Rajnath Singh said.
August 25, 2017 marked military raids across Rakhine state in Myanmar which the United Nations dubbed 'ethnic cleansing'. A number of Rohingya refugees fled the country on foot or by boat to neighouring countries.
"This is with respect to health, sanitation, medical and educational facilities. ... In any event, despite the constraints, there is no discrimination observed against the Rohingya with respect to the availability of facilities," the Ministry told the top court in an affidavit.
The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar doesn't recognize the Rohingya as an ethnic group, insisting they are Bengali migrants from Bangladesh living illegally in the country. It has denied them citizenship, leaving them stateless.